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Writing style bible

For example,

  • We read the Bible in church every Sunday.

You should also always capitalize related terms such as the Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Holy Scriptures, etc.

All individual books of the Bible such as Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, etc., should also be capitalized but never abbreviated.

  • Wrong: The Book of Gen. is the first book of the Bible.
  • Correct: The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible.

Use lowercase when using biblical in all uses.



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The Old Testament is a Christian designation whereas the Hebrew Bible or Jewish Bible is the appropriate term for stories dealing with Judaism alone.

The standard Protestant Bible has 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. Jewish Bibles contain the same 39 books of the Old Testament but in a different order. Roman Catholic Bibles also follow a different order and usually use some different names. Roman Catholic Bibles also include the seven Deuterocanonical books (which are called the Apocrypha by Protestants) of Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch.

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